Going Awry

Audio version: https://soundcloud.com/critterkin-jena/going-awry How many of you have direct experience with of the old adage, “The best made plans of mice and men often go awry?” When it comes to teaching, I think that saying should be changed to read,...

Your Reputation Precedes You

Click on the Image Above to Learn More Launching new fundraisers makes me nervous.  I’ve created a project I’m excited to share, but what’s the best way to do that? We’ve all encountered entrepreneurs who can’t seem to stop talking about their ideas, and the thought...

Nothing Better

http://critterkin.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Erika-Renee-Kids.mp4 There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when a kid opens the package containing your book and says, “I love it!”  Makes me grin every time. I hope you guys enjoy and will...

Cracking the Foundation of Education

Leonard Cohen famously said, “There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” If anyone had told me I’d form a company devoted to chipping away at the small but widening crack in the foundation of education, I would’ve laughed. A journalist by training,...

The Bully in Us All

  The Bully in Us All A unique conversation was begun between myself (Jena Ball) and Sunny Thakral at the start of October, 2016. As most of you know, October is Bully Prevention month, and I was eager to share both my book, Lead With Your Heart, and my thoughts...